PZ Myers has posted on the clear difference between science and religion when discussing the present search for the Higgs-Boson particle (the "God Particle"). For some humor regarding the "God Particle", see below.
A Higgs-Boson walks into a church. The priest says "We don't allow Higgs-Bosons in here." The Higgs-Boson say "But without me how can you have mass?" The priest responds "Well, the CERN's tests have shown with 95% certainty that you don't even exist." So the Higgs-Boson says "Well, this wouldn't be the first conversation with an nonexistent entity you've had today, would it?"